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What Causes Nosebleeds?

The insides of our noses are lined with hundreds of tiny blood vessels. When those vessels are broken or damaged, they bleed. Luckily, most of us will only experience a nosebleed when something unusual causes a change to the inside of our nose, such as:

  • Excessive nose blowing
  • Dryness
  • Sinus infection (sinusitis)
  • Physical trauma
  • Chafing
  • Blood-thinning medications
  • Frequent sneezing


Chronic Nosebleeds

Some people’s blood vessels are very close to the surface of the nose. This means that it’s much easier for them to get a nosebleed. While most cases can be controlled with proper hydration and care, severe chronic nosebleeds may require surgical intervention.

Cautery will “seal” blood vessels in the nose, making it much less likely that they’ll bleed again.

Septal surgery straightens the septum in your nose, taking pressure off overworked nasal passages.

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